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Dean's Advisory Council

Breck Hanson

Breck Hanson
(Retired) Vice Chairman
Associated Bank

Breck F. Hanson joined Associated Bank in September 2010 as executive vice president, head of commercial real estate. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing and growing Associated Bank’s commercial real estate presence in the Midwest. In late 2014 Mr. Hanson took on the additional responsibilities of Chicago Market President. In January 2016, he was named the bank's Vice Chairman. He retired effective January 1, 2018. 

Mr. Hanson's career spanned 40 years of experience in the banking and commercial real estate industries. He served as regional real estate executive at Bank of America, where he oversaw all real estate transactions in the Midwest. For 20 years previously, Mr. Hanson served as executive vice president at LaSalle Bank, where he managed a national commercial real estate lending program.

Mr. Hanson holds an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University. He serves on the board of directors at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is President of Board of Trustees for Rainbows (for All God’s Children). Mr. Hanson also serves on the advisory boards of Morgan Harbor Construction company (a Chicago-based contractor) and Oppidan (a Minneapolis-based commercial real estate developer).

Mr. Hanson and his wife, Nancy, reside in Chicago. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of 10 grandchildren.